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Central Maine Power is gearing up to beat back a potential referendum on its controversial power line through western Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine - Central Maine Power and Emera Maine are still mopping up a handful of outages caused by a nor'easter last week.

Previously undisclosed documents are calling attention to an essential question about Central Maine Power’s preferred route for its 141-mile power line through Maine’s western woods: Does the lease of state lands along the route require approval by two-thirds of the Legislature?

Yale Is A Key Player In The Planned CMP Corridor. Here's Why It Owns Maine Forestland.

Oct 6, 2019
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If Central Maine Power can salvage its planned hydropower corridor through western Maine, it may have a new partner to thank: Yale University.

PORTLAND, Maine - Two state agencies have agreed to consider a proposed change to a 145-mile transmission line project in Maine to avoid a remote pond.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Central Maine Power wants to re-route its proposed electric transmission line to avoid remote Beattie Pond at a cost of nearly $1 million.

BREWER, Maine - Regulators are reviewing the potential environmental impact of a proposed 145-mile  transmission line that would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid.

A key permit decision for Central Maine Power's transmission project through western Maine could be made in less than two weeks.

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Central Maine Power spokeswoman Catherine Hartnett says the company's proposed $6 million consumer compensation fund is meant to be an alternative to a fine the Public Utilities Commission staff proposed for customer service issues.

Regulators Delaying Decision On CMP Rate Hike Until Billing Investigation Ends

Aug 7, 2019
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Maine utilities regulators announced Tuesday that they will delay a decision on a requested rate increase from Central Maine Power until after investigations into billing and metering issues end.

PORTLAND, Maine - An energy company that wants to derail a proposed 145-mile transmission line across Maine says the Public Utility Commission's approval is "replete with errors."

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Public advocate Barry Hobbins addressed members of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee about CMP as the utility asks for a rate increase.

PORTLAND, Maine - A contract dispute between Maine's biggest city and a utility has left two dozen streetlights dark.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Public Utilities Commission has taken the unusual step of writing a newspaper op-ed chastising a power company in the state for doing a poor job of transitioning to a new billing system.

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Unjustified bill increases, confusing bills, endless wait-times for customer service representatives who turn out to be uninformed - those were just a few of the many complaints Central Maine Power customers brought to a Portland hearing convened last night by the state's Public Utilities Commission.